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Hi Squaddies,

We’re proud to present the newest version of the Squad Alpha: Version 4.0.

Contained are a number of major improvements to gameplay but also new content additions in the form of additional equipment for the Russian and Militia factions, As well as expanded playable areas for maps currently in rotation and further performance and balance tweaks. Enjoy the changelog below!



Major Changes:

Easy Anti-Cheat (EAC)

This release will feature Easy Anti-Cheat as a new active anti-cheat protection system.

1P78 Kashtan Rifle Optic

The Russian faction now have scopes for their weapons! As one of the most requested feature, we are pleased to grant the Russian faction a rifle optic for their primary AK74M and support RPK74M rifles as well as sneaking some goodies for the Militia.

RGD-5 Grenade

The RGD-5 is a post-WW2 Soviet-era grenade, inexpensive to manufacture and commonly found in many modern conflict areas. Will be featured on the Militia and Russian factions.

Map Updates

Fools Road received a new industrial area in the South West of the map, an updated Estate with a very cool tunnel section connecting the buildings together, as well as many new details and features spread out around the map.

Chora has also received many updates, expanding the playable area and more detail work.

Flag Capture Mechanics Updates

AAS has been updated with some new gamemode rules to encourage greater emphasis on the flag objectives. Flags now have an increasing ticket bleed based on the number of flags owned by the opposing team, reducing the chance that the team with more flags loses the match. Additionally, capturing a flag now grants the capturing team some tickets, as well as increasing the ticket loss for the team that loses a flag. Finally, we have added a protection...
Squad January 2016
January 2016
Feb 4, 2016
A New Year! It's that time again.

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Hi Squaddies,
It's the first Monthly Recap of the year! We apologise for not putting one out at the end of last month, but considering it was the Christmas break and we're also coming hot off the heels of our epic Early Access release on Steam, we just didn't have enough goodies stocked up for you all! Anyway, lets get to business.
Art
Effects Update

Our Lead Effects Artist, Bruno, explains the changes behind a number of effects in version 4, in particular the way smoke from smoke grenades behaves and a new approach to depicting muzzle energy.

TrueSky Experiments
We've been running tests on Truesky for Squad and we're pleased to say that the results have been stunning. We'll let these test screenshots speak for themselves.

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New Weapons in the Pipeline
We have a number of interesting and unique weapons that are nearing the end of the art pipeline, (their actual implementation into the game is still TBD)
KS-23
A 23mm rifled shotgun originating from the...
Its time to show the love for the BigD and bring the organised teamwork back to event nights.

We will be doing this event as a password event, with sign ups required. Unlike the previous event, we will be assigning players to squads before game day. Units who wish to play together need to let us know which Squad (as listed below) they would like to play in - the same goes for those without any affiliation to a unit, just let us know which squad you want to be in.

Date:
- Saturday February 13th, 2016

Time:
- AEDT 21:00
- QLD 20:00
- SA 20:30
- WA 18:00
- NZ 23:00

Map(s):
- Map to be decided later pending an upcoming game update

Server:
- BigDGaming #5 Squad Event Server

Player Limit:
- 64 Slot Server
- 32 Per Team
- 4 Squads of 8 Per Team

Teamspeak
- It is encouraged for all, especially those new to BigD Events to jump on the BigD Teamspeak server for the event.
- Address: ts3.bigdgaming.net

Rules:
- Standard server rules apply.
- Fun is mandatory
- Rules against player spamming chat, banter etc will be relaxed
- If heavy assets spawn in-game, do not use unless server numbers are higher than 20 players

Reserved Slots:
- Units (clans/teams/etc) may designate a squad on a team of their choice, ultimately we would like units to leave 1 or 2 slots open for those newer to the community to join for more organised play.
- Slots for the match will be determined by the order of posting of each player - no RSVP'ing for mates - first comes, first served.
This event is for all our new members of the community who have joined us from Squad and haven't had a proper experience.
We are also looking for veteran/experienced players to guide our newcomers and to give them the best PR experience we can.

This is an open event, there will be no password. We do ask that you use the RSVP drop down option on the top-right so we can get an indication of numbers. Also please post up if you'd like to Squad lead and map suggestions.

Date:
- Saturday February 20th, 2015

Time:
- AEDT 20:30
- QLD 19:30
- SA 20:00
- WA 17:30
- NZ 22:30

Map(s):
- Maps to be decided on the night - see map gallery here: PR Map Gallery

Server:
- BigDGaming PR Server

Download:
- Project Reality 1.3.5: PR Download Page

Teamspeak
- It is encouraged for all, especially those new to Project Reality to jump on the BigD Teamspeak server for the event.
- Address: ts3.bigdgaming.net

Rules:
- Standard server rules apply.
- Fun is mandatory
- Rules against player spamming chat, banter etc will be relaxed
- If heavy assets spawn in-game, do not use unless server numbers are higher than 20 players

Reserved Slots:
- There will be no reserved slots for this event - first comes, first served.
You can now use the steam server browser by click on Steam -> Servers -> Change Filters and select Squad as the game.



You guys can use this if you would like to have auto-retry to join full servers.



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Hi Squaddies,

We hope that you all had a great New Years, and now that a majority of the development team is back at work, we’d like to put out a new update, version 3.9 of the current Alpha build of Squad. Contained are a number of Steam usability improvements, heaps of performance updates, Server browser improvements and other goodies.

Alpha 3.9 Changelog
  • Improved client performance related to optimizations in the anim system
  • Fixed kit allocations not working in many situations
  • Updated Militia player models with new components, distinguishing them further from other factions
  • Performance improvements to the Militia player models
  • Leaving a squad now replaces your kit
  • Improved Steam authentication for better stability
  • Allows for joining on Steam friends
  • Allows for joining servers via web browser sites
  • Increased server connection timeout, decreasing the amount of unintentional disconnects
  • Increased server browser timeout
  • Increased timeout for joining a map to allow people with low spec pc’s to load the game, without being kicked unintentionally by the server for timeout
  • Added SteamID to showplayerids
  • Fixed banning by ID issues
  • Improved performance of explosion effects
  • Added the ability to reset keybindings
  • Separated out the default button in each section of the settings menu, pressing default now only resets the current menu’s settings.
  • Players can now cancel joining the firing range in menu
  • Fixed incorrect access level for banning
  • Fixed a few server crashes

We’ve still got heaps in the chamber coming later this month, so please stay tuned to our webpage, forums and Steam community page for the latest.

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Celebrate Australia day early with a few beers and a couple games of Squad.

Date:
- Monday 25th January 2016

Time:
- AEDT 20:30
- QLD 19:30
- SA 20:00
- WA 17:30
- NZ 22:30

Map(s):
- First map is: Logar AAS
- Second map is: Chora AAS

Server:
- [ BigDGaming #5 ] Australia Day Event

Password:
- The password will be distributed via Private Message prior to the start of this event.

Rules:
- Standard server rules apply.
- Fun is mandatory
- Rules against player spamming chat, banter etc will be relaxed
- A reminder to jump on Teamspeak prior to joining the BigD Squad Server: ts3.bigdgaming.net

Reserved Slots:
It is vital that you reply to this thread indicating that you wish to attend this event. Those that do post that they are coming will be given priority on the night in order of who posts in this thread first.

List of those first 64 as follows

1.Aussie@SASR@Sniper
2.Spono
3.Grimshot
4.inri
5.Madhouse
6.HumanMincer
7.TotalEclipse
8.ChanceBrahh
9.Truttster
10.Freelance_Commando
11.Bigsmokeee
12.Spider
13.DrRockso
14.Captain_Russy
15.Verdict
16.Old1
17.Zanven
18.AintWarHeLL
19.Xiaozo
20.1GeKKo3
21.Fellryn
22.D_FEN51
23.Dimos
24.Pudgeinabowl
25.Nateoxide
26.Ballaby The Wizzard
27.AusNorman*
28.EnjoyTheSauce
29.Freezer Geezer
30.Chickhen
31.panda_virus
32.Tycalt
33.Sir_Modernisation
34.alla344
35.Justmatel
36.Noddy
37.s.mouse
38.p1nga
39.Chillie!
40.David Rodriguez
41.Richie191
42.A_Turn_Of_Events
43.Marmiteinajar
44.DairYBeaR
45.RubarbPie*
46.DRAGON117op
47.Gumbyz
48.Fullysik
49.Ghost1
50.Tamika
51.Pike
52.DaHALOSHOCK
53.BlazeItBlair
54.itshammertime66
55.mick_johnson_86
56.GagReflex_Barbie
57.Reserve ZSU
58.Reserve ZSU
59.Reserve ZSU...
BigD Gaming is working on a team vs team competition for the Oceania region. We are looking for already established teams/clans/groups, along with individuals who would like to either join together with others to make a new team or join an existing team.

BigD Gaming offers teams/clans/groups, or as we like to call them units facilities and benefits by joining and helping to grow the BigD Oceania Squad Community. These services and benefits include: private teamspeak channels, a private forum area and logo/id tags on Teamspeak and the Website. We will also be offering reserved slots on our Squad Teamwork Enforced server (#1) in the coming future.

The final format for this competition is yet to be decided and we are looking for community input into how it will work out. Feel free to tell us what your thoughts are. We are also yet to name the competition - if you have any outstanding or even quriky competition names, lets hear them!

More information will be made available @ BigDGaming.net in January. If you are a team leader or just interested in the competition, feel free to contact myself on the BigD Teamspeak, the website or via private message on Steam.